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May 18, 2011  10:41 PM

Embedded control and top-flight appliances: How Intel can face the future

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android OS, Apple, appliance, appliances, embedded control, embedded control device, embedded system, Intel, iPad, iPad 2, iPads, Microsoft, Phone 7, smartphone, smartphones, tablet devices, tablets, Windows Phone 7, Wintel

Intel has embarked on what might be the biggest battle of its corporate life—the battle to become relevant in the embedded system and appliance space. While Intel has a license to produce ARM chips, it realizes...

February 14, 2011  4:11 PM

Tablet wars pivotal with devices that are ready or not

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Huawei, iPhone, smartphone, tablets, WiFi, ZTE

It’s clear from Mobile World Congress that tablets are the pivotal product in the mobile space. All the financial analysts have estimated iPad growth will beat that of the iPhone. You can tell that everyone is frightened of an Apple market sweep by the fact that tablets are being rushed out for...

February 14, 2011  2:25 PM

If Microsoft/Nokia is a win-win, why am i so down on it?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Microsoft, mobile platform, Nokia, smartphone, Windows Phone OS

“Half a loaf is better than none” is an old saw, but it sure seems to describe the newest mobile development—the Microsoft/Nokia pact. The pact is...

July 28, 2010  3:47 PM

Juniper’s SMobile acquisition accentuates vendor’s security focus

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper, Junos, Mobile, operating system, Security, smartphone

Juniper has made another acquisition, this one in the mobile security space. SMobile provides anti-malware software for mobile phones, and the deal likely...

July 14, 2010  8:45 PM

New dev tools beta suggests app-driven approach for Windows Phone 7

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, application development, Cloud computing, Google, Kin, Microsoft, smartphone, smartphones, Windows Phone 7

The developer tools beta for Windows Phone 7 is out, and while it is clearly an interesting product, we're not hearing that it's revolutionary. Microsoft seems to be...

July 1, 2010  11:58 AM

RIP for Microsoft Kin; cloud over cloud-to-phone concept

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, Open API, smartphone, Verizon

Just days after Verizon announced a price reduction on the Kin, Microsoft pulled the plug on the whole concept. We’re not surprised but we’re disappointed. The concept behind the Kin was, in our view, a...

May 4, 2010  1:28 PM

Smartphone content models coming into focus

Posted by: Tom Nolle
smartphone, wireless content

There are mixed messages on just what people think about smartphone content. Some studies suggest that social networking is where most mobile users spend time, but other research suggests that consumers are actually watching full episodes of TV shows on smartphones. Our own model here is still...

January 13, 2010  4:40 PM

Google’s Nexus One support problems spotlight opportunity for telcos

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, HTC, Nexus One, OSS/BSS, OTT, Red Hat, smartphone, smartphones, support, T-Mobile

Some early reports are saying that there are issues with supporting Google’s Nexus One smartphone, resulting in some users being shuttled between Google (who offers only...

January 6, 2010  4:50 PM

Google’s Nexus phone: Eyes on hosted services and IMS killers

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Google Android, Google Nexus, IMS, smartphone

Google launched its Nexus One Android smartphone, which will be available both unlocked and through T-Mobile (now, and with an HSPA 7.2 upgrade to its network) and soon from Verizon/Vodafone. AT&T’s high-speed HSPA 7.2 service won’t be supported, which we’re hearing (unconfirmed) is...

December 11, 2009  3:56 PM

AT&T’s iPhone traffic jam and the prospect of a usage cap solution

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple iPhone, AT&T, ROI, smartphone, smartphones, traffic management, Wireless broadband, wireless data

The old 80/20 rule is now the 40/3 rule, according to AT&T.

Everyone knows that smartphone users generate between five-to-seven times more traffic than other wireless users, but AT&T says that

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